By: Brianna Bartlett This story is part of a collaborative project between Project: Cold Case and a University of North Florida Journalism class. “Something terrible has happened, please come,” Norma Jeannette Sims pleaded with a Tallahassee funeral home ambulance service. She stood in her parents’ bedroom overlooking the bound bodies of her father lying […]
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By: Bailie Staton In the early hours of Sept. 2, 1994, Curtis Ricardo Council, 20, would be taken away from his new family forever. He had just arrived at his grandmother’s house from the Raines versus Ribault High School rivalry football game. Council and his friend Akbar Perkins, 20, received a page to Council’s […]
By Sara Crouch The lessening of the constant pain never comes easily – if at all — for the families of the murdered. But it’s even harder when there’s are few answer in a case that’s gone cold. That’s the case with Bernard Chapple, the father of then-23-year-old Kelli Chapple. “You know, they say […]
By James Donlon It was 3 a.m. on a cold winter night in Bradenton. Richard DiMare and his two brothers were fast asleep at their father’s farm. In the 1950s, winter farming meant lighting kerosene lamps and placing them between rows of tomato plants to ward off the frost. DiMare remembers his father waking […]
By Alexia Carrasco At 30-years-old, Tallahassee resident, Ali Gilmore, was finally able to check off her goals she worked so hard for. She landed a good job at the Florida Department of Health as an analyst, was pregnant with her first child, and had purchased her first home in a good community. All that […]
By Chase Carle Strawberry blonde hair, a beautiful smile and an infectiously friendly personality — those are just some of the ways friends and family describe Anna Marie Mullin. Sure, she’d had a hard life – a childhood filled with trauma and an adulthood filled with alcohol — but her generosity was never questioned.
By Jennifer Graham He didn’t deserve to die like that. Willie Coffee Jr., also known as “Little Willie,” says his father was on the right track and trying to change his life. He was fighting the vicious cycle of addiction. Then someone came along and took Willie Coffee Sr.’s life.
By Matthew Farina Michael Cohen Jr. loved his family. His father, Michael Cohen Sr., remembers this vividly. At an Arlington Country Day School first-grade piano recital, the elder Cohen said his only son stood on stage and gave an unexpected introduction. “Before sitting down to play his piece,” the retired U.S. Navy veteran recalls, […]
By Katherine Hamilton Shirley Badger Trenner’s fascination for the new and exotic had always been obvious to those around her, whether it was owning one of the first microwaves, or trying new cuisines. Her interest in technology led her to work at a computer store in her retired years—but no one ever could’ve known […]
Three arrests made in unsolved 2013 murder case By Brenda Ingram – Smith County Reformer March 7, 2018 An unsolved murder from 2013 has been solved with the arrest of three Jasper County residents. Brothers, Kenrick Levon Holliday, 27, and Shavon Holliday, 25, along with Xavier Cortez Campbell, 26, have been arrested for the […]